NEW YORK — The St. Louis Cardinals, who have been out of action since Friday because of a coronavirus outbreak, have added three games against the Brewers to previously scheduled series — creating three doubleheaders — to make up their three games postponed last weekend.
Milwaukee will host doubleheaders Sept. 14 and 16 and will serve as the home team in the opener of a twin bill Sept. 25 in St. Louis as part of Major League Baseball’s reconfigured schedule released Thursday to account for 21 coronavirus-caused postponements in the first two weeks of the season.
The Cardinals will make up this week’s series against the Detroit Tigers with doubleheaders next Thursday and Sept. 10. St. Louis had been scheduled to play the Chicago White Sox next Thursday at the Field of Dreams in Iowa. Those teams will play Aug. 14 in Chicago.
Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins will play seven times in five days.
The Marlins, who had their season suspended for more than a week because of a teamwide outbreak, will finish the season playing 27 games in 23 days, a stretch featuring no days off and four doubleheaders in a 10-day span.
Miami was already scheduled to host Philadelphia for four games Sept. 10-13. The series has been extended to include a game Monday, Sept. 14, and doubleheaders have been scheduled for that Friday and Sunday.
MLB shortened doubleheaders this year to a pair of seven-inning games to help keep pitchers fresh during a condensed 60-game schedule that’s been squeezed further by the rash of postponements.
The Red Sox’s scheduled Sept. 14 visit to Miami has been pushed a day to make room for the seven-game Phillies series. The Marlins have also scheduled three doubleheaders with the Nationals — Aug. 22, Sept. 18 and Sept. 20 — to make up games postponed from this past weekend.
The Phillies will play doubleheaders against the Toronto Blue Jays on Aug. 20 and Sept. 18.and also added a home doubleheader against Boston for Sept. 8.